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Nokia Lumia 920 Vs iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S4

It is true that a Cat can never be compared to a Tiger, but sometimes you don’t have to underrate.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is an ambassador of the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 and a big fish for the Finnish phone maker. Via few researches of functionality and features, the smartphone could really stand as a competition to the strong brands such as the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Analyzing few features such speed, screen resolution, battery power and camera, the Lumia 920 really has something to offer that even surpasses few features from the big guys.

 

Lumia 920 Vs iPhone 5 Vs Galaxy S4

Design

The Samsung Galaxy 4 takes up the design of its predecessor S3, the only upgrade is the plastic back that pops when you feel like replacing the battery. The iPhone 5 also followed the previous design pattern like the iPhone 4S while Nokia also worked according to the design of its flagship Lumia 800 to make the Lumia 920. The new Nokia Lumia comes in flamboyant colors.

 Display

Nokia made a 4.5 inch screen with resolution 1280 x 768 on the Lumia 920 while the Samsung Galaxy S4 takes up the super AMOLED full HD 5 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution having Gorilla Glass 3. Apple gave the iPhone 5 a 4 inch widescreen multi-touch with Retina display. The Lumia is standing in between in terms of display and screen size.

Read also: iPhone 5 beat Samsung Galaxy S4 in ‘Smartphone Torture Test’

Processor Speed

The Apple A6 chip on the iPhone 5 was analyzed to an equivalent of 1.2 GHz dual core processor, the Nokia Lumia 920 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip 1.5 GHz dual core. The Galaxy S4 beat them all, the UK version is powered by a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, and other markets will be using a whoop octa-core processor on the Samsung new product. For real, you can compare a speed of 8km/hr to 2km/hr, but the Lumia stand in between still beating the Apple iPhone 5 for speed.

Operating system

Samsung has signed up for Android and the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is a pretty good operating system. The iPhone 5 carries on its iOS. The Windows Phone 8 is really an operating system that offers great features, the only problem is how it could speed up to capture the already established iOS and Android brand. Apple is just eating from its brand it has already built.

Camera

The Galaxy S4 picks up a 13 MP camera supporting full HD 1080p video capture. Nokia went up to 8.7 MP with optics instead of electronic stabilization, supports auto focus, LED flash and HD video capture. iPhone 5 is just 8MP although packs a lot of features like its unique panorama mode. You can really see that the big guys just has a pose on their brand names, Nokia should not be underrated with the Lumia 920.

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Battery

The removable Galaxy S4 battery has a power of 2600mAh with standby of 370hours while the non removable Lumia 920 comes with 2000mAh power that will stand-by for 400 hours. iPhone 5 is packed with a Li-Po of 1440mAh with able to spend 225hours on stand-by.

Looking through the overall features, the Nokia Lumia 920 is a hot cake and has a place to stand with the big competitors and cannot be underestimated.

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iPhone 5 beat Samsung Galaxy S4 in ‘Smartphone Torture Test’

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the new company’s flagship that is about to take the hot of the market, but just this morning, the phone insurance firm SquareTrade discovered that the new Samsung device cannot stand the Apple iPhone 5 in terms of durability.

The phone insurance company set three major smartphone into durability test, two of Samsung’s hot, and one from Apple; the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and the Apple’s iPhone 5 were tortured to see the last man standing. The test is not to condemn or mock any smartphone maker, but to establish the perils smartphone usually face in the hands of every consumer.

To test the case strength, the smartphone were dropped from a height, they skidded them across tables to test slide ability, and submerged them in water to test how far they will survive if fell in a pool.

The three smartphone scored “Medium Risk” at the end of SquareTrade’s evaluation. The worst numerical result goes to Galaxy S4, and the iPhone 5 even beats the Galaxy S3. On the numerical scale of 1 to 10, as 10 being the worst score, the iPhone 5 scored 5, the Galaxy S3 got 6.5 while the new Galaxy S4 went up to 7.

Read: iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Battle line drawn

A free fall of 4-foot was performed for the drop test, the screen on the Galaxy S4 and S3 showed cracking as their plastic casing tried enough to absorb the fall, in fact, those casing displayed a low friction coefficient, while in the slide test, they showed to go farther than the Apple’s iPhone aluminum uni-body.

During the submersion test, the Galaxy S4 and iPhone gallantly survived as they still perform their normal function after the baptism, played video and audio as normal even while still frog men. The galaxy S3 couldn’t survive, although it was showing video, but it speakers gave up the ghost.

SquareTrade also used the devices’ ergonomics in grading, they assumed that phones that are easy to grip won’t likely slip out of the user’s hand. The iPhone 5 got a good score in this measure, while the S3 and S4 were close to failing woefully. The three devices were rated neutral based on their weight, and based on the overall size, they got poor results.

According to SquareTrade’s data, one out of three smartphone owners breaks the device within one year, one out of five Americans will buy the new Samsung Galaxy S4 but one out of eight buyers will break it within a period of six month.

The statistical analysis between iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4

iPhone 5 beat Samsung Galaxy S4 and S3 in 'Smartphone Torture Test' by Square Trade

Statistical analysis video for iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 video

Do you agree with SquareTrade’s argument in ‘Smartphone Torture Test’? Has your Galaxy S3 got spoilt because it fell in a spring and how has your iPhone 5 been fairing? Have you been saving money to buy the Galaxy S4? Share your mind in the comment box below!